Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2024 3:59 am


Date Joined: August 1, 2011
Last Online: May 15, 2024

Country: United States
The David Wright Story on FB

About Me

Hi there!! My nickname is Elle. Moved from Hotlanta, GA to my parents backyard. Mom’s breast/lung cancer came back and she was gone 2 months later in January 2022. I’m here to take care of my Alzheimer’s Dad.

2/5/23 ~ Update My dear dear husband passed away Christmas Eve 2022 from pancreatic cancer. He fought hard for 3 years.

10/1/23 ~ Good News! Found someone special! We are very happy and have a freaky amount of things in common. IE: His wife passed from pancreatic cancer 2 months after my dear husband. We wonder if our late spouses in Heaven thought we should meet?!?

I was back to make some smiles…. for you and me. There’s been lots of changes. Some good and some sad.

Recent pic of Mom and I on a fabulous Quilting Cruise to Alaska. I Wanna go back!! I so enjoyed my Alaskan experience!!

It’s All New in 2022

— Some things don’t change. I Love SWAPPING!!! WoooHoooo!

Usually I rate the day of swap receipt. Really love receiving your surprise!!

I can not stress enough that I have NO intention of flaking. If you have not received something PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know PRIOR to giving me a bad rating so I can mend it and send a resend if necessary or look up the tracking number if its a larger package. I mark “sent” when the swap is placed in my mailbox or dropped in the PO mailbox. The postmarked date may show a day or 2 later on the item due to this.

Love paper, paint, pencils, pens, textiles, cool beads, old ephemera, interesting rocks, yarn and COLOR! All colors. It’s taken a few years to become bored with ATC’s.

I adore unusual and odd themes along with landscapes, birds, kitties and big burly dogs (I've had Italian Mastiffs, rescue doggies and kitties).

I've focused on textile art for the past 10 years. Previous to the textile phase... I was into pencil drawing... previous to the pencil drawing phase I was into acrylic painting.

~NOW.... Mixed Media: Incorporating all the above phases.


Fave Entertainment Media


I LOVE romance novels with a Steampunk/Otherworldly twist. Books on how to create with paper, yarn, fabric, paints, pencils and recycled items using thread, glue, wax, brads, staples, nails and duck tape. Love trying new things!!


Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, War of the Worlds (1953 version), and the Sound of Music are my most memorable movies from childhood.

I soooo enjoy movies, however have not seen many due to I'd rather be crafting. LOL!

TV Shows:

Oh goodness....Ummmm..... Flea Market Flip, True Crime Shows, Quilting Arts, Long Lost Family, Dr. Pimple Popper, American Pickers, Mike Rowe (I meant Dirty Jobs), How It's Made, Hoarders (I feel like my studio is not so messy, after all), Vintage Perry Mason (love those cars in the 50’s!), Triple D (Diners, Drive-in's and Dives) and Antiques Roadshow!


My Ipod has almost everything on it with the exception of Rap. OK, there are a couple Rap songs on there.... I stand corrected.

Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Irish Punk Rock, Alternative, Country, Pop, Hawaiian, Jazz & Show Tunes...

I love to turn it on random and have a sweet mixture to create by.


I like postcards... a lot. I like them fresh (without writing and bent corners) and in an envie the best... so I can send to someone special later. If the card corners are bent up and other damage, I am not able to send to anyone else. Sadly, I will trash that postcard and not rate a heart for the swap. My faves are beautiful scenery, animals (especially farm animals and domestic house pets) and people (famous or not) doing funny things, ELVIS, grave yards, tombs, museums, art, MAPS, architecture, industrial, historical, unusual and odd, nudes, antique written on and stamp dated, new, old, colorful, black and white, farm fresh (not a duplicate in my collection), beachy, Wild West, Grand Canyon, ELVIS, British Royals or other Royals, Illinois, Chicago, flowers, patriotic, states of USA, cities, pro-women, equality, inspiring, animals with clothes on, oceanic, steampunk... Swedish, Dutch, British (my grandparents were born in these three countries), all other countries.

Another Few Things About Me

I love the unusual, the funny, the poignant, the thought provoking, the respectful of other points of view, the odd and strangely creative..

I am a strong believer in Jesus and I love others of different faiths.

Behaviors I do NOT like are: non-use of swap-bot etiquette (communication, communication, communication!).

I like reading or hearing Life After Death stories

Wish Lust

Antique Ephemera & Accordians

Boy Angels & Beachscapes & Bright Colors

Coffee - Black & Crochet & Chocolate - Dark

Dutch & Nitro Drag Racing

Elvis & Earthy

Farm Fresh & Cotton Fabrics

Grand Canyon & Electric Guitars

Hand Crafted & Honey Bees & History

Illinois - Cities, Parks and Farm Life

Junque & Jackalopes

Kindness & Knitting

Landscapes & Llamas & Licorice - Black

Mastiffs & Manatees & Museums

Nevada - Las Vegas & Narwhales

Octopi & Electric Organs

Pie & Postcards - Blank in an Envie

Quilts & Queen - Rock Band

Rhubarb & Royal Family - All

Swedish & Science & Steampunk

True Crime & Surprise Twists

Utah - Parks and Scenery

Vintage Ephemera

Whimsical & Wise

Yarn - Soft or Cotton

Zen - Peace & Harmony

My Little Family...

Our youngest was a victim of the choking game the day before Halloween in 2010. David was only 13 years old. I have a memorial tattoo of him as of 8/25/11.

My Little Family

I MISS DAVID EVERY MINUTE EVERY DAY Sweet David We are two peas in a pod. Just alike in so many ways.

Half of my heart is gone forever. I know David is in Heaven waiting.... Jesus and His promises are getting me through this valley of grief. Thankful that I will see David in Heaven... someday.

My most difficult months are October (David’s angel day near end of month) and April (David’s birthday near middle of month). The days leading up to these events grow more sad and painful until that “anniversary” day is over... similar to a pimple that festers more each day and pops the morning after the event. Yes, it has been 10 years and NO, I’ll not ever “get over it”. I continue to improve with living through “It”. Thankfully, As of 2017 DH and I have been living joyously.

Recent Victims and More Victims



Signs Your Child Is Participating in the Choking Game

Marks or bruises on the neck.

Bloodshot eyes and headaches.

Wearing clothing that covers the neck, even in warm weather.

Confusion or disorientation after being alone for a period of time.

The presence of unusual items such as dog leashes, ropes, scarves, bungee cords, and belts.


My two older sons age 34 and 35. They live a state away from me. I treasure their visits!! Home is our sweet haven. Just me and 2 dogs, now.

My late husband and I enjoyed traveling out west and the beach. Before David's accident we would would rent a boat on Memorial Day. The whole family would go deep sea fishing. Haven't had the heart since David's death... at least we have visited Daytona Beach a few times. Someday I hope to continue the family tradition and take David's ashes with us.

Tragedy has changed us. All of us appreciate life and living it to the fullest. Life is too short not to follow your dreams. Every day holds promise. David was all about living this way.

My Fave Themes

BOY angels are my absolute fave. Girl angels are all over the place commercially (In the Bible the angels are mostly men). It takes a special effort to find or create BOY/MALE angels and I appreciate ALL your efforts.

Other than that: SW USA desert, hand drawn, Steampunk, vintage buttons, landscapes, flowers, anything oceanic, boy angels, mastiffs and poodles, kitty cats, Elvis, paper dolls, birds, dark chocolate, corny jokes and phrases, things that make me laugh or think of a new perspective or TWIST.... LOVE IT!


If you would like to include a little something extra ... I'm not opposed to receiving something with our trade, in fact I will feel that I've hit the jack pot!

My heritage is Swedish, Dutch, and British (Manchester, England). Anything from or about these places are of great interest to me.

I LOVE all things black licorice flavor!

Hopefully with the profile details I've included you will find something interesting in your stash.

Please do NOT....

PLEASE, DO NOT SEND a half-baked Artwork. Lack of attention to detail. Take time to color it up. Show you care. Give it your BEST work. Remember we are to send something we would want in our own collection!

~~~~~~~ALLERGY WARNING!~~~~~~~~

Please don't trade with me if you are allergic to pet hair and burnt wood. I have both. I try to keep the hairs away from my workspace, but what if I miss one or two and you become ill. I'd feel awful, so I'd prefer we not trade to be safe. Thank you.

List of Thankless Non-Raters:

  • The rating is the "thank you" for sending the swap.


Please don't forget to rate!!

Thank You My Sweet Swap-bot friends:


Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so very much for all these awesome postcards ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love every single card so very much, even the generous extras ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thank you for the neat Saturday Night Cruise pc. I’ve been to FL a lot but not sure I’ve been to Kissimmee. OOOOH that blue pen deserved its demise, lol. Have a great day!
Response: Thank you and that blue pen was given too many chances to work properly. LOL! Old Towne is a fun place in Kissimmee when it’s too hot outside :) thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies and the letter you wrote. I really enjoyed reading it.
Response: Thank you for your extra kind words and rating :)
Jbondbull rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #61 on Apr 2, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcards.
Response: I hoped you would like those! I appreciate your heart rating.
milkiss rated for Map PC Scavenger Hunt #13 on Mar 30, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the cards! I liked the lighthouse one the most :)
Response: Cool! I liked that one a lot, too :) and thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Welcome back. Thanks for the great pcs.
Response: Good to be back! Glad you enjoyed them :) Thank you for the heart.
mamajoy rated for 3 Different AD cards #4 on Mar 21, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the 4 great cards. Very interesting selection. Nice addition to my stash.
Response: So glad! :D Thank you for the heart, too.
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and the extra kitty!
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart :D
Comment: Hi Laurie, Thanks for the great PCs! I would say the Jumbo one is my fave amongst them. Its so weird, my old boss was named Laurie and she was from the USA and weirdly signed her name exactly how you have! I am not sure where she went to school, but you have the same writing! Thanks for the tape - i hate it when the mail gets torn and it looks like you have had similar experiences! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yes, torn mail is SAD! So glad you enjoyed the posty's. Maybe your old boss is my doppelganger? Appreciate your rating and heart!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
simcoe54 rated for Scavenger Hunt for the Letter C on Apr 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the vintage postcards and extra.
Response: You are welcome, Maxine. Thank you for the rating and heart.... AND for your prolific hosting! :D
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: SPRING Scavenger Hunt on Mar 30, 2023
Comment: Hi Laurie! I LOVE that you sent postcards to fulfill this swap, and all the wonderful cards you chose for me. I don't really have a favorite--I just love them all. Your envie with the itty washi tape was so cute. Wonderful swap!
Response: Coool! So happy you liked the choices. Appreciate your rating and the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for the swap!! :)
Response: You are welcome, Ali. Thank you for the heart :)
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #214 on Mar 24, 2023
Comment: Love you choices. Thanks
Response: Hope they were “farm fresh”, Maxine. Appreciate all you do and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great cards Laurie!
Response: Happy you liked them, Michelle! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you, Laurie! These are great - and the NYC is new to me! They are perfect and thanks for the extra - love it!! Very glad you joined and I hope you're doing well. xoxo
Response: Great! Glad you liked the selection. I like reading my recipients profile, even if it isn’t required :) I’m doing as well as expected due to the current situation.
Comment: Thanks for the cards!
Response: Appreciate the rating and heart! You are welcome.
Candace rated for CPG Mar '23 Senders Choice PC - US on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: YW
Jbondbull rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #24 on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Thankyou for the cool postcards.
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Thanks nice cards, no, I've never seen drag racing postcards. I have friends in Scottsboro, is that near you? Rich
Response: It’s a couple hours away. In Hotlanta… that’s not far. LOL!! Thank you for the rating and heart. Did I send you the North Turn pc where the Daytona 500 got started b4 it was the Daytona 500? :)

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susieq11 on Mar 8, 2024:

Happy to see you swapping again! : )

OrigamiGrace on Sep 13, 2022:


BlueberryLady on Feb 13, 2021:

Prayers and Healing for your Husband...

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

susieq11 on Mar 14, 2020:

Oh I can still use it!!! : ) It’s adorable!!!

HelenG6 on Oct 7, 2019:

I love your kitty GIFs. I have 4 cats myself. The kitten, Smoaky, is a bit of a rascal. I have to watch her, but this is her time to be challenging.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Stargazer008 on May 8, 2019:

Oh Laurie, you really made my day! What a lovely envelope in my letterbox! Thank you so much for angeling NYUP: 1 Ad, 1 Non-touristy and 1 Surprise! I simply like all of the postcards. Gonna try the recipe at the weekend...whoopp something to look forward to. And now have a nice evening, Joana

bluehairedmary on May 1, 2019:

Thanks for angelling for NYUP: 1 Ad, 1 Non-touristy and 1 Surprise! I especially like the spinning postcard! I don't spin, but I love all crafts!

mandigutterrose on Apr 8, 2019:

I received your resend for 4 out the door (I was out of town for a wedding). Bless your heart, you are the sweetest. Thank you so much. XOXO

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